Sphingidae

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Noun1.Sphingidae - hawkmoths
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
hawk moth, hawkmoth, hummingbird moth, sphingid, sphinx moth - any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
genus Manduca, Manduca - moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms
Acherontia, genus Acherontia - death's-head moth
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The narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth has also been seen at two new locations in Carmarthenshire, including Pembrey Forest and close to the town of Pontyberem.
Among those found are common emerald, black arches, elephant hawk-moth and buff-tip.
It is also highlighting some of the more unusual moths found in the UK, including the death's-head hawk-moth which can squeak like a mouse, the Mother Shipton which has a witch's face on its wings and the caterpillar of the puss moth, which can shoot acid out of its chest.
It is also highlighting some of the more unusual moths found in the UK, including the death'shead hawk-moth which can squeak like a mouse, the Mother Shipton which has a witch's face on its wings and the caterpillar of the puss moth, which can shoot acid out of its chest.
The flowers have a lovely scent; the fragrance is particularly released in the evening when it attracts evening pollinators like the silver Y moth and the hummingbird hawk-moth.
But a hummingbird hawk-moth has apparently been photographed in a cottage garden in Scapegoat Hill.
Birds' nest boxes have been put up, as well as insect hotels to observe the return of ladybirds, caterpillars, and in particular the lime hawk-moth, an endangered species.
But the recent spells of warm weather has made it possible for the hummingbird hawk-moth to migrate here from continental Europe.
The palm-sized convulvulus hawk-moth is being lured to moth-lovers'gardens by the nectar of tobacco plants, which the moth likes to feed on, wine soaked ropes and a mixture of sugar, syrup and beer painted on posts or tree trunks, for a survey by Butterfly Conservation.
Nothing humdrum about hawk-moth 6 In our garden the other day was what looked like a very, very small hummingbird.